on Kallstroemia sp.
Dog Canyon, Otero
larvae on Caltrop, 8-18-2008
A larger Sphingid
larvae on Caltrop, 8-23-2008 This one marked very
much like Manduca
quinquemaculata, but colored much differently, in
gorgeous blue and torquise.
A size perspective
I didn't know what these small larvae could
be, and I couldn't find any larvae Sphingidae listed for this host, or
host family. However, they are marked like Manduca
morph larvae Manduca
quinquemaculata on the "normal" host, Tomato
(Solanaceae) Nightsade family
quinquemaculata on the" host, Datura quercifolia
is the larvae on on Caltrop, Manduca
quinquemaculata, adapted to this completely
different host, and host family, or a similar "stealth" species.
copyright Bob Barber